Volume 2, Issue 2 - February, 2007
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Research shows children’s mechanism for coping with divorce depends on their age and developmental stage at the time of the separation or divorce. Children under the age of five (Pre-Early Latency Stage) generally experience a great sense of insecurity and confusion. The early care setting becomes vital in maintaining a sense of security and stability. Consistency and predictable routines in the classroom assist children at this stage to cope.
Children between the ages of five and eight (Early Latency Stage) tend to react with great sadness. They may be fearful, insecure, and helpless along with feeling abandoned by a parent. These children may express guilt and blame themselves for the separation. Reassure children that they are not responsible for the actions of adults and should not blame themselves.
Nine to twelve-year-olds (Late Latency Stage) often experience feelings of intense anger. They may still feel loneliness, shock, loss, surprise, and fear, but the predominant reactions at this stage are anger and rejection. Problem behavior may arise from these angry feelings, so be prepared for classroom disturbances. Remember that these children are experiencing emotional pain. Provide a safe place for them to express themselves.
It may be difficult for early childhood educators to deal with young children while they are going through these tough times. Remember, children need a stable classroom environment to counter the confusion occurring at home. You can help young children cope with the changes they are experiencing by remaining neutral when dealing with parents, cultivating a positive relationship with the child, and remaining professional. Providing parents with a list of counseling services specifically geared toward children dealing with divorce may prove to be helpful
Are you interested in learning more about the effects of divorce on young children? Children and Divorce, CCEI Course CCEI950, discusses the topic in great detail and offers a wealth of suggestions for early childhood educators. Home to school connections include more than emotional development. Tune In or Tune Out: The Effects of Television and Media On Young Children, CCEI Course CCEI780, explores the cognitive effects of watching television. Learn about how children are impacted by media and what you can do to encourage the responsible consumption of media materials.
This month’s Online Learning Community Discussion Thread allows teachers to discuss the effects of media and television on classroom behavior. Later in the month, educators will have an opportunity to further explore the effects of divorce and methods that may be used to help young children through this troubling time. Log on to discuss what works for you and receive tips from other educators around the country. CCEI’s Education Coaches are available to answer questions and provide in-depth coverage of this topic.
This month’s Online Learning Community Discussion Thread
In Support of
recent years, numerous efforts to improve children’s school readiness
and achievement have focused on building partnerships with families. The
recognition that parents are key elements in children’s learning is
reflected in the U.S. Department of Education’s Goals 2000 Education
America (1993). One of the eight goals states, “By the year 2000, every
school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement
and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic
growth of children.” Most education intervention programs, including
Head Start, require parent participation and consider it an essential
component. Various legislative acts providing services to children also
mandate parent participation (e.g., Title 1 of PL 100-297, PL 94-142).
In addition, numerous professional organizations, including the National
Association for the Education of Young Children and Association for
Childhood Education International, recognize that parent involvement is
an important measure of program quality.
Printed courtesy of Early Childhood News
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February 16th - What positive methods have you used to impact the lives of children during divorce?
March 2nd, 16th, & 30th - Assessment
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Calendar of Events:
February 21st - 23rd - Visit CCEI at the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Conference in Washington, DC.
February 26th - March 1st - Visit CCEI at the Native American Child and Family Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
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